Partners/ Supporters


Meet the Real Mates Talk Partners and Supporters


Our partners are made up of local businesses and organisations across the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay region who are passionate about sharing the Real Mates Talk message. If you are interesting in being apart of the Real Mates Talk conversation and would like to share this valuable message, please email



Our supporters are made up of businesses, organisations and local heroes across the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay region who are passionate about sharing the Real Mates Talk message and have fundraised or held events to support the Real Mates Talk campaign. If you are interesting in being apart of the Real Mates Talk conversation and would like to share this valuable message by hosting an event, please email


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Airlie Fitness

Airlie Fitness is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Located at 14 Paluma Road (Reef Plaza) in Cannonvale and at 16 Chapman Street in Proserpine. Staffed 7 days a week, the team are waiting to speak with you! 

Airlie Physio 

Airlie Physio are a local physiotherapy clinic based in Airlie Beach offering assessments, therapy and ongoing treatment plans to suit a wide range of patients depending on their individual needs

Austral Hotel

Located on the corner of Victoria & Peel Streets in Mackay’s CBD, the Austral Hotel has had a reputation for years as one of the best Steakhouse in town. Their menu offers variety of premium cuts of beef, along with an array of other menu items. 

AutoPro Cannonvale 

If you want the latest in automotive, marine and general industry products and accessories, head over and chat to our mates at Cannonvale Autopro. 
With an extensive knowledge of a range of electronics from a host of leading suppliers, the team at Cannonvale Autopro can help you out.

AWR Transport Whitsunday

AWR Transport Services is a local established transport service company, and are experts in cartage across the Whitsundays & Surrounding areas. Our specialised services include crane semis, semis, low loaders, 2WD and 4WD forklifts, and in addition a pilot vehicle and traffic control service.

BARRA World 

Your locally owned independent fishing tackle store for Proserpine and the Whitsunday’s. Also specialist fishing advice and charters for Lake Proserpine. 

Carroll’s News

 Carroll’s news is a true Mackay community staple having operated within the community for over 80 years! Head into Carroll’s for all of your news and stationary needs. 

Comlek Group Pty Ltd

Comlek Group is a leading Labour Hire, Electrical and Mechanical service provider in the Mackay and the Bowen Basin.

Chances Cafe

Chances Cafe is located on Shakespeare Street, Mackay.

Not only do they serve fantastic food but they support the community by employing people who are experiencing homelessness. Chances focuses on giving them the tools that they need in order to turn their lives around and exit the cycle of homelessness.

The aim of the program is to transition all employees into regular accommodation and employment within 6-12 months, allowing us to take on new employees who have also been disadvantaged by homelessness.

Cool Mango Salad Bar

Cool Mango Salad Bar is a breakfast/lunch healthy takeaway store. They endeavor to provide every customer with the freshest, healthiest food possible whilst maintaining a friendly, happy atmosphere.

Containers for Change

The team at Anything Environmental are a locally run business which is the collection refund point for the ‘Containers for Change’ scheme. Open 7 days located in Paget, Mackay. 

Cuppa Juju

Head in and check out our Partners at Cuppa Juju for some fantastic coffee and some great food! They are located at 2/4 Valroy Street, Haypoint QLD 4740. 


CURB is a Coffee Kiosk located across from the Good Guys. They specialise in a range of gourmet grab n go breakfast & Lunch options and specialty coffee – open 7 days!

DGC – De Goey Contractors

De Goey Contractors (DGC) provides clients with the highest quality piping, fabrication and protective coating services. Their key area of expertise is in all aspects of coal handling, construction, and project maintenance accrossQueensland. They also partner with their brother company Mackay Piping to deliver the highest quality piping solutions. 

Ducksnuts Created Food

Ducksnuts create different, bold, enticing food, healthy options and great coffee.
Contact them on 49511108or check them out on Facebook.

Eimeo Hotel

The historic Eimeo Pacific Hotel has built an enviable reputation for having “lunch with a million-dollar view“. It has been in the same family for over 70 years. Patrons have the best views in town overlooking the Whitsunday Coast, Brampton, Keswick and St Bees Island with our very own Eimeo beach at the forefront. You can take advantage of the balconies set against this attractive backdrop of the serene Pacific.  20 minutes from Mackay’s central business district, our picturesque site offers flexible indoor facilities, beautiful outdoor space, open for lunch and dinner. 

Fourways Barber Shop

Fourways Barber Shop specialise in Men’s and Boys Haircuts. You will leave the shop happier and fresher then when you walked in. Head to see them in the fourways complex for a chat and a haircut today. 

Good Day Cafe 

Looking for delicious home cooked food, coffee and great conversations? Head to the Good Day Cafe in Paget Mackay for all of this and more. Good Day Cafe are located at Caterpillar Drive, Mackay. 

Graze Cafe & Sushi

At Graze Cafe & Sushi they have incredible sushi & cafe style food prepared fresh daily. Amazing smooth coffee and delicious homemade desserts, platters for functions and parties also available. They are located at 124 Main St, Proserpine. 

The Grazing Goat Cafe

Grazing Goat Cafe offers delicious food which caters for an array of dietry requirements as well as smoothies, coffee and much more. Head into the Grazing Goat Cafe at 58 Wood Street, Mackay 

Harrup Park Country Club

Harrup Park Country Club – Your Community Club. Mackay’s leading sporting and leisure destination. Coffee Shop, Bistro dining & gaming room. They are located at 89 Juliet Street, Mackay. 

Haven Gaming and Pop Culture

Board games, party games, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and all things gaming and pop-culture. Haven is Mackay’s very own locally owned gaming community store. We love it and so will you!
Visit us at 62 Sydney Street, Mackay.

Heath Paton – Hair for Men

Heath Paton for Men is a located in Canelands Shopping Centre Mackay. Heath and his staff are hugh advocates for men’s mental health and real conversations in a safe setting. 

Hellacool Icecreamery

Loaded waffles and premium ice cream infused with cereal, biscuits and frozen fruit made to your order! Based in Mackay, Hellacool also have a mobile creamery and a permanent food truck within Canelands by Target.

Hobbies Toys and Collectables Mackay

Located at 161 Shakespeare Street, Mackay, Wayne and the team are excited to help you with all things hobbies and collectables. Head in store to chat with the team and add to your collection or find your next hobby. 

Hotel Mackay 

A great place to grab a meal and a drink, catch up with friends, TAB, Keno, gaming room and pool tables available.

Kookaburra Store

Proud community supporters, Kookaburra sell local produce,  and have a range of delicious home-cooked meals, barista-made coffee and Gold Lotto.

Kooyong Hotel 

The Kooyong Hotel is ideally located just a short walk fromt the Pioneer River. Offering multiple activities such as darts and raffles with function and venue hire available. The Kooyong Hotel also offers affordable budget accommodation starting from $55 including a family room.

K & Co. 

Located in HomeCo Mackay, K & Co services fresh tasty food and artisan coffee all with a friendly smile.  K & Co. is located on the corner of Holts Road and Mackay Bucasia Road. 

La Crema Cafe Moranbah 

A Small Family Operated Cafe with a passion for beautiful coffee, simple soul food and warm friendly service.

Luxe Lounge Salon & Spa

Sisters Fiona and Country started the salon back in 2007 and have a passion for all thing hair, beauty and mental health. 
Luxe Lounge Salon and Spa can be found at 7 East Street, Clermont. 

MAD Cow Coffee

MAD Cow Coffee delivers a range of quality hot and cold beverages and food to businesses and events the Mackay region. MAD Cow Coffee was established as a positive legacy to their son who lost his battle with anxiety and a tribute to our friends and family

Master Butcher Whitsunday 

A wide range of meat available in the store as well as Don’s award winning sausages! Head down to 42 Stewart Drive, Cannonvale to have a chat with the team!

Ma’s Pizza Kitchen

Using delicious fresh produce to make an array of mouthwatering pizzas, Ma’s has 3 locations across the Mackay region – Parkside Plaza, Rural View and Mount Pleasant. 

MBW at Marian

Marian’s locallyowned and operated butcher located in the shopping complex at 247 Anzac Avenue, Marian.

Mind Australia 

Mind Australia Limited is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. Mind support people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.


Mitre 10 Proserpine 

Head in and see the team at Proserpine Mitre 10 for all of your DIY needs. The friendly team are happy to have a chat and help with all of your project needs. 


Moranbah Boxing and Sporting Club

Looking for somewhere FUN to workout? Check out our mates at Moranbah Boxing and Sporting Club. Moranbah Boxing and Sporting Club offeres no sign up fees and is open 24 hours. 


Plumpton Engineering Services

The team at Plumpton Engineering & Training offer a range of Engineering services and accredited training courses for the mining, energy, construction and industrial sectors. 

Head over and chat with the team to see how they can help you. 


With 5 sotres across the region, porters has you covered for your home, DIY activities as well as gardening, key cutting, catering and more. Their stores are located in Prosperine, Marian, Mackay City, Sarina and the Whitsundays. 

Primal Coffee Roasters

Primal is a Mackay local speciality coffee roaster cafe. They are located at 134 Evans Avenue, North Mackay. Pop in and grab a coffee and have a chat.

Proserpine Hardware

Proserpine Hardware offer outdoor power equipment, marine chandlery, power tools, taubmans paint, industrial supplies, extensive range of high tensile, galvanised and stainless steel fasteners and fittings. Head in store to have a chat and check out their stock. They are located at 134 Main Street, Proserpine.

Proserpine Rural

Proserpine Rural offers an extensive range of quality products, stock feed and clothing from leading suppliers. Starting with the best in agricultural products, their store and services has expanded to include stock feed delivery, fencing supplies, equine supplies and garden supplies. They are located at 114 Main Street, Proserpine.

Proserpine YouthSpace

At Youth Space they provide guidance, activities, referrals and most importantly a safe and caring space for the Youth of the Whitsundays for ages 12-21yrs.

Renegade Barber

A contemporary barbershop located in the industrial hub of Mackay, providing you with excellent service in men’s grooming and styling.
Everyone is welcome to come by for a fresh cut and a good chat or simply just hang out!

Rotary Mackay 

Rotary is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill around the world.  
Mackay has several Rotary clubs and is everyone to everyone. 

selectability’s Mackay Clubhouse 

Horizon (Mackay) Clubhouses offer supportive, non-clinical environments to give members the opportunity to reconnect with the community through participation in a range of recovery-oriented activities and programs.

selectability’s Support Coordination Team

selectability’s Support Coordination team guide consumers through a clearly defined pathway to strengthen and enhance their capacity to coordinate their own supports and maximise the value of their NDIS plans.

Taylor’s Hotel 

Taylors Hotel offers visitors friendly, old fashioned service, traditional pub fare at affordable prices, pokies, keno and budget accommodation in the CBD.

The Deli Nook

The Deli Nook offers great coffee, boutique products from around the world, friendly service, platters and event catering.

The Grove Mackay

Located in Mackay (Andergrove), The Grove offers a complete package of great entertainment, restaurant quality food and service in a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. They are located at 64 Andergrove Road.

The Metropolitan Hotel Mackay

The Metropolitan Hotel offers function/ venue hire, a gaming room with lightening link; keno and motel style accommodation within close distance to the CBD.

The Seabreeze Hotel

The Seabreeze Hotel is a destination for locals, travelers, families and pets alike. Offering beachfront dining, affordable accommodation, private function spaces and live entertainment & events in a family friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Theresa Creek Dam

Theresa Creek Dam is located 22km south west of Clermont. It is the perfect location to swim, canoe, water ski, fish, camp or just relax and enjoy the view. The Kiosk operates Tuesday to Sunday with some beautiful coffee and food available.  

Think Water Whitsundays 

Think Water Whitsunday’s aim is to supply the local areas with a “one stop water shop”. Whether you want a pump, irrigation, plumbing or filtration, they can help. Along with their highly trained staff, they design, supply, install and maintain a wide range of services. Just visit them in store.

Third Ground Coffee House

Third Ground’s mission is the connect people with eachother and with great food. They are not only a cafe but are also a comunity garden, a homsteading school and a community market place. Visit them in Sarina!


TUFMINDS is a mental resilience and suicide prevention program provided by the Exqisit Life Foundation. 

TufMinds helps people to change negative thoughts to positive alternatives, learn mental resilience techniques, learn the art of Mindfulness, learn these processes to lead you on the path to a happier more fulfilling life. 

Walkerston Country Meats

Walkerston Country Meats stock a wide rage of products including their very own smoked bacon, smoked hams. In addition to meat, the store also stocks a range of sauces and condiments from; the Sarina Sugar Shed, as well as local Harveys Hatchery eggs. 

Whitsunday Florist

Located in the beautiful Whitsundays, Whitsunday Florist specialising in Flowers,event gifts, baloons, cards and party/function supplies. Deliverys also available weekends. 

Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre

The Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre established in 1989, provides services and activities to improve the wellbeing of residents in the Whitsundays. They are located at 14-20 Hazelwood Crescent, Cannonvale. 

Woodman’s Axe Expresso

Woodman’s Axe offers awesome specialty coffee which is roasted by Axil Coffee Roasters in Melbourne. The Woodman’s Team not only serve great coffee but also delicious fresh food. Woodman’s Axe are at Shop 6, 47 Gorodon Street, Mackay. 

YAW Food

YAW is a locally owned salad bar/ coffee shop/ burger resturant with gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options available. Head to their Facebook page for more information. 

Your Daley Pass Podcast

Courtney Passfield and Fiona Daley, sisters, mums, wives, multi business owners and perfectly imperfect! They are hugely passionate about cultinating mindset, growth and self awareness.

Wash 4 Wags

Talk about taking care of man’s best friend – Wash 4 Wags offers your dog the ultimate bathing experience!

22 Buttercup Lane

Delicious homemade goodies in a relaxing atmosphere. Eat inside, on the verandah or in the garden. Meet friends and family in their spacious venue and let the children play. They are located at 22 Main Street, Proserpine. 

9th Lane Grind

9th Lane Grind is a locally owned cafe in the heart of Mackay. They specialise in gourmet grab N go breaky & Lunch options, and have an a la carte menu.


Rob Bounds – Ride for Em

Rob Bounds, one of our incredible ambassadors rode 500km in 25 hours to raise awareness for mental health and to raise funds for Real Mates Talk in memory of his cousin, Em. The ‘Ride for Em’ event was very well supported by the local community.

A huge thank you to Rob and his team for a wonderful event and for making a difference in his community.

Chenery Fitness and Function

After one of their clients recently lost a family member to suicide, Nick and Amy from Chenery Fitness were inspired to get behind Real Mates Talk and use their event as a platform to encourage real conversations! CFF and attendees participated in a The David Goggins Challenge 4x4x48 – 4 miles (6.4k) every 4 hours for 48hours.

A huge thank you to Nick and Amy and their team for a wonderful event and for making a difference in our community.

Fresh Promotions

Fresh Promotions has over 10,000 custom branded Promotional Products available and has Australia’s largest online promotional products range. You’ll find all the promotional gifts you need in their one stop online shop. 

Fresh Promotions also supports community groups and charities with generous donations of branded merchandise. Real Mates Talk have been the luck recipent of a donation and we thank Fresh Promotions for their contribution to the Real Mates Talk campaign


Mackay Hockey 

Mackay Hockey community have raised funds for Real Mates Talk at the Mental Health Superheroes round “Meet it or Beat it” challenge. Thanks to the corporate donations from Eggleton Plumbing, Newhaven Funerals, Cash Converters and Fisher Dore Lawyers. Thank you to Mackay Hocky for their generous donation.  

MAD Cow Coffee

MAD Cow Coffee held a Coffee Run in support of Real Mates Talk and Grapevine Group. 304 coffees, 8 hours, 30 businesses hundreds of conversations – Well done to MAD Cow Coffee on Mackay’s Greatest Coffee Run and thank you for your support of the Real Mates Talk campaign. 

Managed Mayhem Professional Organiser and Double H Creations

Jess from Managed Mayhem Professional Organiser and Hayley from Double H Creations held their first Clothes Swap for the year in Clermont on the 13th of March! All proceeds from the event will be donated the Real Mates Talk campaign!

Thank you Jess and Hayley for all you hard work and generosity! These fund will allow the Real Mates Talk campaign to spread the message far and wide!

Qube Holdings Ltd 

Qube Holdings have supporting the Real Mates Talk campaign by helping us to spread our message on the Bishop billboard at the Mackay showgrounds. 

We are incredibly grateful for Qube’s support and for the amount of people we have been able to reach through their generosity. 

Souths Leagues Club

Souths Leagues Club Mackay supported the Real Mates Talk campaign by donating one dollar from every entree that was purchased for the month of March. Real Mates Talk are looking forward to an ongoing partnership with Souths Leagues Club.

Wilmar Sugar

Under Wilmar Sugar’s Community Health and Safety Improvement Program grant, Real Mates Talk have been successful in receiving funds which will help us continue to deliver the campaign across the Whitsundays, Isaac and Mackay regions. This means creating more awareness and engagement for having REAL conversations to support our mates. Thanks again Craig Muddle and Wilmar Sugar, we are incredibly thankful.

“Wilmar Sugar’s donation forms part of a current Workplace Health and Safety Undertaking and is intended to improve health and safety in the community.”


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